Documentary Premiere Screening - Talking Black in America
The NCSU Libraries is proud to present the premiere screening of the documentaryTalking Black in America. African American speech is the most influential—and controversial—language variety in the history of American English. Talking Black in America is the first documentary describing and explaining the status of African American Language in American society. Filmed in locations ranging from the Caribbean and Sea Islands to the rural South and metropolitan areas of the North, it examines the historical roots of African American Language, its contemporary status in society and education, and its role in everyday life, cultural tradition and artistic performance. (Runtime 60 minutes)
NC State’s Dr. Walt Wolfram and Dr. Craig Brookins, along with poet/musician/author Shirlette Ammons will lead a post-film discussion.
Free and open to the public.
This NSF documentary is produced by the Language and Life Project at NC State.